On International Women’s Day. it’s time to ask if we’ve really taken enough steps ahead. Read some thought-provoking pieces here!

Knitting Is The New Cool Thing To Do And It’s Time You Got On The Band Wagon

Posted: December 21, 2020

“Eclectic, interesting…will fill you with hope and resolve!” – Pick up our new short story collection, Women.Mutiny

Oh, times they have changed greatly. Knitting is no longer just about sweaters and mufflers, it’s no longer even just about wool.

One may be tempted to ask why of all things knitting. I mean we do have just two, at best three months of winter here. No sooner do you air your woollens, that it’s time to shelve them again. There are also those deeply distressing memories of bulky, slightly shapeless hand-knit sweaters that were de riguer when we were growing up. You may ask if you really want to bring those back in fashion.

Beyond just wool for knitting

To all you doubters and naysayers, I say you’ve got it all wrong! Oh, times they have changed greatly from when we were kids – and here I refer to my generation i.e. the 80s kids. Knitting is no longer just about sweaters and mufflers – in fact, it’s no longer even just about wool. They call it YARN these days folks and it comes in all shapes and sizes. Think cotton, think silk – there is even such a thing as T-Shirt yarn. Hell, you even have the exotic-sounding PLARN which is nothing more than yarn made out of waste plastic bags. Not to say that wool has taken a backseat in any way. There are even more varieties available now – gorgeous wool-like mohair, alpaca, merino, angora – the list is endless.

And there are all sorts of things you can knit with that aforementioned yarn. Skirts, tees, knit tops, delicate lace shawls, hats, mittens, scarves, bracelets, boots, cushions, blankets, table runners, bags, clutches, rugs, you name it. There are hundreds of patterns and tutorials available on the internet to teach you whatever you want to make and any technique you want to learn.

In light of which, I say – ask not why knitting, ask why not knitting! It’s simple, creative, productive, engaging and best of all it can be done ONE KNIT AT A TIME!

Image source: Pixabay

Liked this post?

Register at Women's Web to get our weekly mailer and never miss out on our events, contests & best reads! Or - get a couple of really cool reads on your phone every day - click here to join our Telegram channel.

Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views. Individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times. If you have a complementary or differing point of view, sign up and start sharing your views too!

Lawyer-Knitter-Reader-Dog Parent. I have two blogs - One knit at a Time (https://

Learn More

How Women's Participation In Politics Can Help Advance Gender Equality

Comments

Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!

Winning PCOS battle is in our hands.